Rajat Kumar Gupta

Rajat Kumar Gupta is a Senior Partner Worldwide of McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Gupta joined McKinsey's New York Office in 1973, becoming the leader of its Scandinavian offices in 1981. Joining the Chicago Office in 1987, he became its Office Manager in 1989. Mr. Gupta served as Managing Director Worldwide of McKinsey between 1994 and 2003. Since joining McKinsey, Mr. Gupta has directed a number of projects aimed at helping companies in a variety of industries to develop new product/market strategies and reorganize for improved effectiveness and operations capabilities.

Mr. Gupta is associated with many educational, professional and development organizations, including as Chairman of the Board of the Indian School of Business; Chairman of the Board of Associates of the Harvard Business School; Co-Chair of the United Nations Association of America; and Chairman of the India AIDS Initiative of The Gates Foundation. He serves on a number of Boards and Councils, including the World Economic Forum Foundation Board; the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; the Global Health Council; the Dean’s Council of the Harvard School of Public Health; and the Board of Overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College.

Mr. Gupta also serves as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on UN management reform.

Born in Maniktala, Kolkata, Mr. Gupta was educated in India, receiving his bachelor of technology degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Dehli), and in the United States, earning an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, April 2007